Quick Start: Zulu OpenJDK Install

Azul® Zulu® is a Java Development Kit (JDK), and a compliant implementation of the Java Standard Edition (SE) specification that contains all the Java components needed to build and run Java SE applications. Zulu has been verified by passing all tests of the OpenJDK Community Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK) as available for each respective Java SE version. Zulu is licensed under GPLv2.

Here is the recipe for installing Zulu OpenJDK version 8 on Ubuntu 18.04

Root privileges required:

$ sudo -H bash

Install Azul's Repository:

# apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 0xB1998361219BD9C9
# apt-add-repository 'deb http://repos.azulsystems.com/ubuntu stable main'
# apt-get update

Install Zulu:

# apt-get -y install zulu-8

Check the JDK version...

$ java -version
openjdk version "1.8.0_202"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (Zulu (build 1.8.0_202-b05)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (Zulu (build 25.202-b05, mixed mode)


  1. Azul's Installing on Linux Using a APT Repository


  • UbuntuServer18.04
  • Should work on otherUbuntu versions
  • Debian and Debian Squeeze repositories also available, see References